Ion acceleration by radiation pressure in thin and thick targets
Authors: Macchi A., Benedetti C.
Autors Affiliation: CNR/INFM/polyLAB, Pisa, Italy;
Dipartimento di Fisica “Enrico Fermi”, Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3, I-56127 Pisa, Italy;
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Bologna and INFN, Via Irnerio 46, I-40126 Bologna, Italy
Abstract: Radiation Pressure Acceleration (RPA) by circularly polarized laser pulses is emerging as a promising way to obtain efficient acceleration of ions. We briefly review theoretical work on the topic, aiming at characterizing suitable experimental scenarios. We discuss the two reference cases of RPA, namely the thick target (\”Hole Boring\”) and the (ultra)thin target (\”Light Sail\”) regimes. The different scaling laws of the two regimes, the related experimental challenges and their suitability for foreseen applications are discussed. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Journal/Review: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
Volume: 620 (1) Pages from: 41 to: 45
KeyWords: laser-plasma interactions; ion acceleration; radiation pressure; particle-in-cell simulations; DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.01.057Citations: 17data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here